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NY1:  Lawmakers Push for Legislation Allowing Churches to Use Public School Facilities

Here’s the killer quote:

[State Senator Marty] Golden says the bill will give religious institutions the right to worship without interfering with the separation of church and state.

Of course what they don’t say is that none of the proposed legislation addresses the US Court of Appeals’ concern that the city was footing the bill for churches to use the public space (taxpayers paying for sectarian worship), and that these churches were getting exclusive, long-term access to school facilities (the appearance of the state endorsing a particular religion).

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NYS Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has agreed to investigate State Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr.’s use of his church’s parking lot for official Diaz campaign vans.

A complaint was originally filed by Bronx District Leader Ken Padilla.

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